Saturday, May 29, 2010


Here is what I have been calling the "brain plant" aka Celosia or aka "Cockscomb" (no laughing)

Celosia cristata is a member of the genus Celosia, and is commonly known as cockscomb, since the flower looks like the head on a rooster (cock). They are annual plants of tropical origin, and their leaves and flowers can be used as vegetables. They are often grown as foods in India, Western Africa, and South America.

They grow well in both humid and arid conditions, and their flowers can last for up to 8 weeks. A high number of seeds can be produced by each flower, up to 43,000 per ounce. The plant often grows up to 1 foot in height, though many are smaller. The leaves are either green or bronze/maroon, depending upon the cultivar. The flowers are usually red, yellow, pink, or orange, though other colors can be present. In some instances, a variety of colors are present in hybrids.

taken from:

and more info at:
Sierra Flower Finder

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hope everyone is prepared for their quiz. See you There!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Displaying our wares

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you all enjoyed your round floral designs. Lookingforward to seeing you all tonite. Reading up on your elements of design in your module will be helpfull with your symmetric design you will be doing this evening.
Cheers Wendy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flower Care and Handling

Sierra Flower Finder - this is an excellent resource for Variety information and Flower Handling Care for the florist.

Enter flower of interest in the "Quick Search" field on top right corner:

What is Floralife Anyway?

Q: What are the main ingredients in Floralife® Fresh Flower Food?
A: Floralife® Fresh Flower Food contains three main ingredients: a sugar (for nutrition), an acidifier (to lower the pH of the water), and a class of compounds called stem unpluggers.

See more question and answers at Floralife Wesbsite
Click here